Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Sex on the Moon

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait to get my hands on Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich.  You can get your grubby mitts on this sucker July 12th!

Publisher Summary:
Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.

Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA—past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways—and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks.

But what does one do with an item so valuable that it’s illegal even to own? And was Thad Roberts—undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronaut—really what he seemed?

Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this
Ocean’s Eleven–style heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.


  1. As somebody who has always wanted a moon rock, and who can totally appreciate the WOW factor of such romantic gesture, I think I need to check this out!

    Here's my WOW for this week.

  2. I love sort of off the beaten path non-fiction books like this. I'm definitely adding Sex on the Moon to my TBR.

  3. Sounds really neat...I heard a podcast review about this, and it made it sound crazy awesome. Great pick!